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Definition: Buttery hatch
, n. [OE. hacche, AS. h[ae]c, cf. haca the bar of a
door, D. hek gate, Sw. h["a]ck coop, rack, Dan. hekke manger,
rack. Prob. akin to E. hook, and first used of something made
of pieces fastened together. Cf. Heck
1. A door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set
with spikes on the upper edge.
In at the window, or else o'er the hatch. --Shak.
2. A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.
3. A flood gate; a sluice gate. --Ainsworth.
4. A bedstead. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott.
5. An opening in the deck of a vessel or floor of a warehouse
which serves as a passageway or hoistway; a hatchway;
also; a cover or door, or one of the covers used in
closing such an opening.
6. (Mining) An opening into, or in search of, a mine.
, Buttery hatch
, Companion hatch
, etc. See
To batten down the hatches
(Naut.), to lay tarpaulins over
them, and secure them with battens.
To be under hatches
, to be confined below in a vessel; to
be under arrest, or in slavery, distress, etc.
, n.; pl. Butteries
. [OE. botery, botry;
cf. LL. botaria wine vessel; also OE. botelerie, fr. F.
bouteillerie, fr. boutellie bottle. Not derived from butter.
a hollow vessel, Butt
1. An apartment in a house where butter, milk and other
provisions are kept.
All that need a cool and fresh temper, as cellars,
pantries, and butteries, to the north. --Sir H.
2. A room in some English colleges where liquors, fruit, and
refreshments are kept for sale to the students.
And the major Oxford kept the buttery bar. --E.
3. A cellar in which butts of wine are kept. --Weale.
, a half door between the buttery or kitchen
and the hall, in old mansions, over which provisions were